2017 PARCC Assessment

 PARCC
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers

New Jersey Department of Education Testing Graduation Requirements

What is PARCC? 

“The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a consortium of states working together to develop a common set of assessments in English Language Arts Literacy and Mathematics anchored in college and career readiness. These new assessments will build a pathway to college and career readiness by the end of high school, mark students’ progress toward this goal from 3rd grade up, and provide teachers with timely information to inform instruction and provide student support.” (http://www.parcconline.org/about-parcc)

Details regarding each school's specific testing details may be found on their school website, or by contacting each school.

Grade Levels
School
2017 Dates Selected for
PARCC Test Administration - ONLINE
NJDOE Window
Computer Administration
ALL GRADE LEVELS: March 27 - May 19, 2017
Spring Break April 10 - 14

Grades 9-11, & Select Gr. 12
W.M. High School* March 28 - April 7
Highlander Academy March 28 - April 7
Grades 7 & 8 Macopin** April 19 - 28
Grades 3 - 6
April 18 - May 19
Apshawa April 19 - May 19 (no testing on 4/27/17)
Maple Road April 19 - May 19 (no testing on 4/27/17)
Marshall Hill April 19 - May 19 (no testing on 4/27/17)
Paradise Knoll April 19 - May 19 (no testing on 4/27/17)
Upper Greenwood Lake April 19 - May 19 (no testing on 4/27/17)
Westbrook April 19 - May 19 (no testing on 4/27/17)


WMHS PARCC PTSO Presentation
WMHS PARCC Parent Letter
Highlander Academy Parent Letter
Macopin Parent Letter
Elementary PARCC Parent Letter




National PTA & PBS Video - Why we need PARCC
Dana Egreczky, Senior Vice President of Workforce Development of the NJ Chamber of Commerce discusses why the PARCC testing for New Jersey students is a good thing for future workers in the state.
PARCC - Universal Design
PARCC Misconceptions & Concerns 

What if my child finishes early? Students may read for pleasure when they are finished with their test. Students will be asked to bring school appropriate leisure materials to have with them for when they finish.
What devices are being used?
Students will be tested on Chromebooks and Desktop computers. All students will utilize the TestNav App no matter which type of computer.

Resources for Parents and Students
PARCC SAMPLES and RUBRICS on TestNav Platform
PARCC Practice Tests

Roadmap for Parents


Research has shown that students’ understanding of just 55 “critical words” contributes to 85% of success on standardized assessments according to Marie Sprenger, a noted expert on child literacy and brain development (
http://www.marileesprenger.com/the-critical-words.html)